The Newsdump, April 14 2010: from Whitney being okay if not alright to The La’s’ box set being shite
Posted by Popjustice on
Apr 14 2010, 08:00
Let’s definitely not have our photograph taken with the holiday resort tamed monkey of recycled news:
» Proving that she does in fact know what’s going on, Whitney Houston opened her show last night with ‘For The Lovers’, which is VERY CLEARLY the best song on her current album. (Daily Star Playlist)
Reports from the show are mixed. Apparently at one point there was some booing from fans (why do people do this?) when
Whitney took too long in a costume change, to which Whitney responded, on her eventual re-emergence, “it’s my show, I can do what I
» Someone has invented a spurious method for putting a price on bands’ Facebook fans: the price of each follower, apparently, is $3.60. (Billboard)
» Rising electronic pop gentleman Unicorn Kid had a dream last night about ID3 tags. (Twitter) This is the sort of thing popstars dream about, you know. But what we’ve found over the years is that musicians have virtually no respect for proper tagging conventions when it comes to their music files. All you’ll get in iTunes when they send you something is a title like SONG TITLE V3 UNMIXED DAVE VERSION (FRIDAY). They don’t even put themselves as the artist. It’s as if they are saying ‘nobody would ever dream of having anybody but ME in their iTunes’. It’s quite rude, really. QUITE RUDE.
» Blondie are off on tour again. (NME)
» Cheryl Cole is apparently ‘excited’ about the US version of The X Factor. (MTV) If she’s excited imagine how Simon Cowell feels. He’s probably masturbating onto a pile of burning £50 notes as we speak.
» Gordon Brown is worried that the Conservatives will close Radio 1. (NME)
» The Guardian have some good background on Keane‘s ‘Everybody’s Changing’ being used at the Conservative manifesto launch. (Guardian)
» And finallly, The La’s have announced full details of their 84-TRACK, four-CD box set. (NME) ‘There She Goes’ features six times.
That’s your lot.